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Fueling Futures & Transforming Communities: 2020 SAMSAT Annual Report

04-15-2021:
Despite various challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 proved to be a successful year for the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology.
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Four UTSA students named Goldwater Scholars for research excellence

04-15-2021:
Award is the most prestigious national scholarship given to undergraduate students engaging in research in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
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SwRI LAUNCHES CONSORTIUM ON ADVANCED FLUIDS FOR ELECTRIFIED VEHICLES

04-14-2021:
Consortium is aimed at moving electric vehicle powertrain advancements forward.
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IMG Studio Wins Air Force Contract for Video Game Training

04-14-2021:
SA-based company helping the U.S. military leverage video gaming to recruit young people.
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Microsoft datacenter academy coming to SA college

04-13-2021:
Tech giant will provide funding for scholarships for students from underrepresented groups.
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AMERICA'S NEW HOME FOR TECH INNOVATION MOVES FULL SPEED AHEAD

04-13-2021:
Port, partners connecting San Antonians with opportunities to be part of new and transformative technologies.
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SAN ANTONIO ROBOTICS COMPANY READY TO EXPAND AND HIRE

04-12-2021:
Port San Antonio-based Plus One Robotics shares some of the projects the company has been working on.
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SwRI LAUNCHES MARKERLESS MOTION CAPTURE JOINT INDUSTRY PROJECT FOR BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH

04-07-2021:
Technology will advance analysis of biomechanics for sports and medical applications.
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SwRI’S 100-KG SMALL SATELLITE PLATFORM ADDED TO NASA’S RDSO CATALOG

04-06-2021:
Versatile spacecraft platform is designed to accommodate a range of missions and their payloads.
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UTSA researchers launch study to predict energy use in San Antonio neighborhoods

04-06-2021:
Once study is complete, the data will predict energy demand through time at the neighborhood level.
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Professor recognized for research on environmental impact of large cities

04-06-2021:
UTSA environmental science professor Matthew Troia and co-authors awarded the 2021 Sustainability Science Award by the Ecological Society of America.
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Tech company drives into San Antonio with safe rides to medical appointments

04-05-2021:
SafeRide Health taps technology to improve non-emergency medical transportation for people throughout the country.
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San Antonio launches regional economic development strategy

04-05-2021:
Port SA among entities that will help assess the region’s competitiveness.
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SwRI RECEIVES UP TO $99 MILLION TO SUSTAIN AGING AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT

04-05-2021:
Award Air Force program to address aging aircraft structures and material degradation.
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UTSA's Hackathon competition continues to develop future cyber professionals

03-31-2021:
Past RowdyHacks competitors now work for companies such as JP Morgan, Twitter and Google.
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ECODEVO 360 NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2021

03-31-2021:
See the latest update from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
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SA-based Denim Group Recognized for Cybersecurity Excellence

03-31-2021:
Firm helps organizations assess and mitigate application security risk.
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Allosense Receives San Antonio Biomedical Seed Funding for Military Medical Innovation

03-31-2021:
City established the fund in 2019 to support local companies' discoveries in medical devices, new drugs and biotech software.
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SwRI RESEARCHERS PART OF TWO COLLABORATIVE TEAMS AWARDED SAMF GRANTS

03-30-2021:
Grants will be applied toward cancer and COVID-19 research.
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Engineer wins award for strengthening concrete structures with paper-thin material

03-30-2021:
Method uses carbon fiber reinforced polymers—or CFRPs.
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SwRI TO DEVELOP AI-BASED INTEGRATED CORRIDOR MANAGEMENT TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS

03-30-2021:
Project will help the Tennessee Department of Transportation.
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SA-based Valero partners on massive carbon capture project

03-26-2021:
Energy firm partnering with investment firm BlackRock and midstream company Navigator Energy Services to develop an industrial-scale carbon capture project in the Midwest.

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Compass Rose Ingenuity School at the Port Now Enrolling!

03-25-2021:
Campus offers STEM/STEAM-based curricula and special programs connected with industries thriving at the Port, including aerospace, cybersecurity, robotics, IT and several applied technologies.
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St. Mary’s University celebrates new drone lab

03-24-2021:
School hopes to be at the forefront of this rapidly growing industry.
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SA repair shop launches app that delivers gas, auto inspections to users

03-24-2021:
Paleo Garage Works takes full service gas station experience and reimagines it with technology.
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JBSA continues to develop, test electromagnetic defense, 5G technologies

03-24-2021:
San Antonio’s strong military ties and rich educational opportunities will help elevate the region to become one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the country.
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A look into the future of robotics

03-22-2021:
Plus One Robotics CEO Erik Nieves joins other industry leaders to discuss the state of robotics.
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CyberPatriot Crowns National Champions in Virtual National Finals

03-22-2021:
San Antonio high schoolers earn national accolades in 2021 CyberPatriot Championship.
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Local Biomed Innovates 100-Year-Old Medical Device Design

03-19-2021:
The military medical experience of one San Antonio-based trauma surgeon helped shape the invention of a new type of surgical retractor.
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SCIENTISTS HELP IDENTIFY THE FIRST STRATOSPHERIC WINDS MEASURED ON JUPITER

03-18-2021:
SwRI team measured molecules exhumed by the 1994 impact of comet Shoemaker–Levy 9.
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CNF Named Finalist on San Antonio Business Journal Business of the Year

03-18-2021:
In 2020, the cybersecurity firm grew its workforce by more than 30% - hiring about 60 new employees - while maintaining an over 94% retention rate.
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The Future Requires Convergence

03-17-2021:
LOCKHEED MARTIN: Helping the Army prepare for a very different fight.
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VIA to test new technology to help visually impaired riders

03-17-2021:
Technology will share information, such as scheduled bus stops and detours, with blind and visually impaired riders.
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CALLING A PROGRAM “AGILE” DOESN’T MAKE IT AGILE

03-17-2021:
Agile software deployment can be a powerful strategy, and worth doing right.
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SwRI DEVELOPS NEW MODEL, CONTROLLER TO OPTIMIZE FAST CHARGING OF ELECTRIC VEHICLES

03-17-2021:
As electric vehicles gain popularity, consumers expect the switch to battery-reliant platforms to be seamless.
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UTSA’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency program awarded $1.2 million grant

03-16-2021:
Program will develop guidance to address identification, categorization and prioritization of IT systems.
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SwRI RESEARCHER THEORIZES ON WORLDS WITH UNDERGROUND OCEANS

03-16-2021:
Believes that they may be more conducive to life than those with surface oceans, such as Earth.
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San Antonio could become the center for Texas vaccine research

03-15-2021:
New bill would create a center in Texas to work on future pandemics.
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Texas Biomed partners with DoD to test COVID decontamination technologies

03-11-2021:
Endeavor aims to identify viral and microbial decontamination strategies that improve indoor air quality and surfaces where material cannot be disinfected regularly.
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UTSA receives $1.2 million CISA grant

03-08-2021:
Prize will be used to develop statewide information system to survive catastrophes and hacks.
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GAME ON!

03-08-2021:
Port, EIEF partner for inaugural SA8 collegiate esports invitational.

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SA Chamber appoints former NSA figure as VP of cybersecurity

03-05-2021:
Jeff Fair will support the growth and success of cybersecurity and many other driving industries for the San Antonio region.
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Five things Tech Bloc is doing to help recruit, retain tech talent in SA

03-05-2021:
Local nonprofit placing greater emphasis on five areas to help grow SA talent base.
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New Dominion Enterprises Wins Air Force SBIR Funding for Energy Innovation

03-04-2021:
Tech company is commercializing process for more durable, longer-lasting and safer lithium batteries.
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10 US cities paving the way for the future by investing in technology, sustainability and infrastructure

03-04-2021:
San Antonio among resilient locales.
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SwRI RESEARCHERS TEST NATURAL GAS FOAM’S ABILITY TO REDUCE WATER USE IN FRACKING

03-02-2021:
Project aims to show that stable natural gas foam can be generated on-site at fracking locations using commercially available products.
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San Antonio's cybersecurity industry 30 years after devastating virus

03-02-2021:
Port San Antonio's Will Garrett and other local cyber leaders weigh in.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Nordic cyber training startup plans for growth in SA

02-26-2021:
Iceland-based AwareGO plans to increase its workforce by the end of 2021.
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San Antonio’s tech sector is tapping into an unlikely source of talent: video gamers

02-26-2021:
Port San Antonio, EIEF partner for SA8 Collegiate eSports Invitational.
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How hypersonics research at UTSA will propel Mars missions and more

02-25-2021:
University is nearing the completion of a state-of-the-art, multi-million-dollar wind tunnel.
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